Core 40 Diploma CreditsYears Courses English 8 credits 4 years English 9 English 10 English 11 or Honors English 12 or Honors Math 6 credits (in grades 9-12) 3 years Algebra I Geometry Algebra II **Students must take a math course or Quantitative Reasoning course each year in high school. Science 6 credits3 years Biology I Integrated Chemistry/ Physics Chemistry or Anatomy & Phys.
Core 40 Diploma CreditsYears Courses Social Studies 6 credits3 years World History US History US Government/Economics PE 2 credits 1 year Health & Careers 1 credit 1 sem. Health and Wellness Preparing for College & Careers
Core 40 Diploma Credits Courses Directed Electives 5 credits World Languages Fine Arts Career-Technical Education General Electives 6 credits College & Career Pathway courses recommended. TOTAL Minimum of 40 credits All required courses will be assigned a letter grade and factored into the overall GPA.
Core 40 Math - 6 credits must be earned in grades 9-12 - Students must take a math course or quantitative reasoning (QR) course each year in high school QR courses include courses that help advance a student’s ability to apply mathematics in real-world situations and contexts. Examples might include some Business and Marketing, Engineering, Science, Trade & Industrial, etc. courses See the full list at: http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/ccr/quantitative-reasoning-courses
Sample Core 40 Four-year plan Freshman 1.English 9 2.Algebra 1 3.Biology 4.World History 5.P.E. 6.Directed Elective 7.Directed Elective Sophomore 1.English 10 2.Geometry 3.Integrated Chemistry/Physics 4.Health/Careers 5.Elective 6.Elective 7.Elective Junior 1.English 11 2.Algebra II 3.Chemistry I or Anatomy 4.U.S. History 5.Elective 6.Elective 7.Elective Senior 1.English 12 2.Government/Economics 3.Pre-Calculus or QR course 4.Elective 5.Elective 6.Elective 7.Elective
Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma More rigorous academic preparation Best preparation for college Required at some Universities in Indiana Provides additional financial aid for families who qualify
Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma Complete all requirements for Core 40 Earn 2 additional Core 40 math credits Earn 6-8 credits Core 40 world language credits Earn 2 Core 40 fine arts credits Earn a grade of “C” or above in courses that count toward the diploma Have a cumulative GPA of a “B” or above AND…
Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma Complete one of the following: A. 4 credits in AP courses and take corresponding AP exams, B. 6 college credits in dual credit courses from priority course list, C. Earn two of the following: 1. 3 college credits from priority course list, 2. 2 credits in AP courses and take corresponding AP exams, 3. 2 credits in IB courses and take IB exams. D. Earn a 1750 or higher on the SAT critical reading, math, and writing sections and a minimum of 530 on each section E. Earn an ACT composite score of 26 or higher and complete written section F. Earn 4 credits in IB courses and take corresponding exams
Students must complete a minimum of 47 credits All required courses will be assigned a letter grade and factored into the overall GPA. Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma
Sample Academic Honors Four-year plan Freshman 1.English 9 2.Algebra 1 3.Biology 4.World History 5.P.E. 6.Computer App/Per. Finance 7.Spanish 1 Sophomore 1.English 10 2.Geometry Honors 3.Chemistry 1 Honors 4.Health/Careers 5.Spanish II Honors 6.Art/Band/Chorus 7.Elective Junior 1.English 11 Honors 2.Algebra II Honors 3.Chem II or Physics or A & P 4.U.S. History 5.Spanish III Honors 6.Elective 7.Elective Senior 1.English 12 Honors 2.Pre-Calculus Honors 3.Government/Economics 4.Elective 5.Elective 6.Elective 7.Elective
Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma Complete all requirements for Core 40, Earn grade of “C” or above in courses that count toward the diploma, Have a GPA of “B” or above, and Earn 6 credits in the college & career preparation courses in a College & Career Pathway and one of the following: 1. Pathway designated industry-based certification or credential, or 2. Pathway dual credits resulting in 6 transcripted college credits AND...
Complete ONE of the following: A. Any one of the options (A-F) of the Academic Honors Diploma. B. Earn the following scores or higher on WorkKeys: Reading for Information – Level 6, Applied Mathematics – Level 6, and Locating Information – Level 5. C. Earn the following minimum score(s) on Accuplacer: Writing 80, Reading 90, Math 75. D. Earn the following minimum score(s) on Compass: Algebra 66, Writing 70, Reading 80. Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma
Students must complete a minimum of 47 credits All required courses will be assigned a letter grade and factored into the overall GPA. Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma
Sample Technical Honors Four-year plan Freshman 1.English 9 2.Algebra 1 3.Biology 4.World History 5.P.E. 6.Computer App/Per. Finance 7.Intro to Construction Sophomore 1.English 10 2.Geometry 3.Integrated Chemistry/Physics 4.Health/Careers 5.Intro to Construction 6.Intro to Engineering Design 7.Spanish I Junior 1.English 11 2.Algebra II 3.Chemistry I or Anatomy 4.U.S. History 5.Construction Technology 6.Construction Technology 7.Construction Technology Senior 1.English 12 2.Pre-Calculus 3.Government/Economics 4.Work Internship 5.Work Internship 6.Elective 7.Elective
ISTEP+ Graduation Examination Algebra I End-of-course Assessment (ECA) English 10 End-of-course Assessment (ECA) All Indiana students are required to pass the Algebra I and English 10 ECAs in order to graduate. Students will have multiple opportunities to take the assessments. Waiver options are available.
Opportunities for Junior Year: Core Classes: English 11 or English 11 Honors Algebra II, Algebra II Honors, or Pre-Calculus Honors Chemistry, Chem. II, Anatomy & Physiology, or Physics U.S. History 21
Opportunities for Junior Year (cont.) Elective Classes: CEO Class Psychology/Sociology Spanish Intro to Engineering Design Intro to Construction Intro to Transportation Intro to Manufacturing Art, Photography (1 yr. art required), Band, Chorus Accounting Business Law & Ethics Principles of Business Management Principles of Marketing Sports & Entertainment Marketing Advanced Manufacturing Business Math Yearbook 22
Opportunities for Junior Year (cont.): Twin Rivers Program* -Building Trades -Auto Service Tech -Health Careers -Cosmetology *Must apply **Applications due to Mrs. Sward by end of February 23
Opportunities for Junior Year (cont.): Cadet Teaching -ElementaryArts/Music/PE/Special Ed -Jr. High -High School *See Mr. Hughes if interested 24
VU Program – Seniors Only Architectural DraftingCollision Repair Computer NetworkingComputer Programming Diesel MechanicsElectronics Fire ScienceHospitality/Culinary Arts Industrial Drafting (CAD) Information Technology Law EnforcementSurveying Web DevelopmentWelding Computer Integrated Manufacturing (C.I.M.) Precision Machining (Machine Trades, Tool & Die, Manufacturing) WE PAY VU TUITION!! Opportunities for Senior Year 25
Work Internship -Gasthof Restaurant and Bakery - Kelso Insurance -Grandview Pediatrics- Heartland OB/GYN - Dr. Thorne- Memorial Hospital, Jasper - Daviess Community Hospital - Norris Law Office (ER, Physical Therapy, Ultrasound)- Crane/West Gate -Conservation Officer- 1 st National Bank - Washington Times-Herald- Little Bear Daycare - Montgomery Medical Clinic - Williams Bros. Pharmacy - Midwestern Engineers- Eastside Veterinary - Dr. Deem- Graber Post Opportunities for Senior Year (cont.) 26
College Admission Requirements IU 8 semesters of English 7 semesters of Math 6 semesters of Social Sciences 6 semesters of Sciences 4 semesters of World Languages 3 or more credits of additional college-prep coursework
College Admission Requirements (cont.) Purdue 8 semesters of English 8 semesters of Math 6 semesters of Science 6 semesters of Social Studies 4 semesters of Foreign Language
College Admission Requirements (cont.) University of Southern Indiana 4 years of English 3-4 years of Math 3-4 years of Lab Science 3 years of Social Studies
Cost of Attendance in Indiana for 2013- 2014 academic year IU$20,870Tuition/Fees, & Room/Board Purdue$23,242Tuition/Fees, Room/Board, Supplies Ball State$17,230Tuition/Fees, & Room/Board ISU$16,800Tuition/Fees & Room/Board USI$16,000Estimated cost for 2013-2014 VU$14,850Tuition/Fees, & Room/Board Ivy Tech $3,560Tuition only (30 hours) UE$41, 056Typical annual cost for 2013-2014 31
Cost of college tuition in Indiana has increased over 100% in past 10 years. Average student loan debt in Indiana is $29,000 In the U.S. we owe close to $1 trillion in student loan debt – more than all credit card debt! 32 Cost of Attendance in Indiana (cont.)
High Test Scores = Scholarship $ Indiana University Excellence Scholarship Award:$9,000 per year School:Indiana University Major:Any Criteria:Students with SAT score of 1350 (CR & MATH) or above or ACT composite of 31 or above and a minimum GPA of 3.8, will receive an IU Excellence Scholarship at the time of admission. Deadline:Must have complete application file to IU by November 1 st. Indiana University Prestige Scholarships Award:$3,000 per year School:Indiana University Major:Any Criteria:Students with SAT score of 1250 (CR & MATH) or above or ACT composite of 28 or above and a minimum GPA of 3.7 will receive an IU Prestige Scholarship at the time of admission. Deadline:Must have complete application file to IU by November 1 st.
Points to Ponder…. Admission Decision is made based upon freshman, sophomore, and junior years of high school. Honors courses=Stronger Test Scores Often times, test score is what gets you considered for scholarships Some colleges will re-calculate your GPA based only on your grades in high school English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language courses. (Purdue/UE) 34
Points to Ponder (cont.)…. VU requires one year of high school chemistry for all Health Occupations majors Recommend students create resume and update throughout high school; include extra-curricular activities, honors, awards, leadership positions held, employment, volunteer activities, community involvement 35
If you are a 21 st Century Scholar, some private schools will cover remaining tuition not covered by award. IU & Purdue provide financial assistance for housing, if you are a 21 st Century Scholar & meet eligibility requirements. Must have 2.5 GPA to receive 21 st Century Scholarship May or may not have financial means testing at end of high school* May or may not receive guaranteed full tuition scholarship** *depends on date of enrollment **depends on state funds available 21 st Century Scholars 36
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